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Hotel & Spa to Open May 2009
Hotel on Long Island Promises to be a 'Joy' for Guests
Beach, NY - March 14, 2009 -- The new Allegria Hotel & Spa, scheduled to open
in May 2009, promises to live up to its name, which means joy or happiness in
Italian - it also happens to be the name of owner, Allen Rosenberg's mother. The
143-room hotel will front the Atlantic Ocean, on the south shore of Long Island,
and will be less than 30 miles from Manhattan.
Once a popular
summer resort town for the Northeast region, Long Beach has a rich history as
a tourist destination. In the late 1990s developers began investing in the city's
waterfront and today, old hotels situated along a two-mile-long boardwalk have
morphed into luxury condominiums. Indeed, Allegria Hotel & Spa will represent
the redesign of an existing seven-story, oceanfront structure.
Allegria is within an hour of Manhattan and the Hamptons
All year-round New
Yorkers seek out a place to escape for weekend getaways. Between our location
right on the beach, stylish rooms, full-service spa and superb restaurant, we
will offer a winning combination.
"Allegria is within an hour of Manhattan
and the Hamptons," according to Allen Rosenberg, Owner and Founder of Allegria
Hotel & Spa. "All year-round New Yorkers seek out a place to escape for
weekend getaways. Between our location right on the beach, stylish rooms, full-service
spa and superb restaurant, we will offer a winning combination."
the Allegria project Rosenberg selected New York-based Tonny Sadha Interior Design
Inc. whose previous projects have included the W Hotel in New York City and the
Spa at The Four Seasons in Austin, Texas among others. The property will include
112 guestrooms, 31 luxurious suites, a restaurant and bar, a ballroom that seats
200, three meeting rooms, a fitness center and a roof-top spa and infinity-edge
pool. The ground floor will also have a retail outlet.
décor will draw inspiration from its oceanfront location, with a white
and sand color palette, accented with driftwood and periwinkle. Highlights will
include a stunning lobby facing the ocean and a circular, glass-mosaic bar. The
white sand shores of Long Beach will be accessed through a private entrance, using
a tunnel to connect the hotel and beach. Here visitors will indulge in the services
of a beach concierge that will provide such luxuries as seaside beverages and
savory snacks, and the essentials of sunscreen, umbrellas, and comfortable chairs
to help soak up the day's sun. Mini spa treatments from the hotel's signature
spa will also be offered as an added pleasure for beach enthusiasts that want
to pamper themselves. For the more adventuresome types, surf and bike rentals
will be available as well.
Dining at Allegria will be a memorable
culinary experience, as Chef Todd Jacobs, owner of the acclaimed Atlantica and
Tierra Mar restaurants in the Hamptons, will open a second Atlantica at the hotel.
Like its namesake, the Atlantica menu will feature Jacob's robust, yet sophisticated
American cuisine, relying largely on locally grown and organic ingredients, a
component of Jacob's 'close-to-door' philosophy. The 143-seat space will also
include a private dining room with a chef's table for 16. The hotel's stylish
lounge, L'Onda - meaning "wave" in Italian will feature a large double-sided
fireplace clad in mirrors, a 24-seat communal table, a circular bar made of glass
mosaic and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beach, making it the quintessential
setting for waterfront play or cocktail parties. Diners will get to choose from
an assortment of specialty cocktails and a menu of 100 wine varietals with 15
offered by the glass. Selections will hail from the North and South Fork wineries
as well as international vineyards.
The Allegria Spa will
operate under the direction of New York spa impresario Joseph Christopher, well
known in the community for his other award-winning spas on Long Island. Along
with breathtaking ocean views and an extensive line of soothing treatments and
body rituals, the 10,000 square-foot roof-top spa will envelop guests in ultimate
tranquility and pampering. A full-service fitness center will be also be located
on the roof, as well as a sushi and juice bar lounge. This area will serve light
spa fare and organic juices and smoothies, all prepared under the direction of
Apart from three rooms for breakout meetings, a ballroom that
can accommodate 200 guests will be incorporated into the design of the property.
Perhaps equally important, the oceanfront location will afford the added bonus
of offering weddings on the beach and special group events under the stars, with
proper permits. Chef Jacobs' team will oversee all catering for events at Allegria
and personalized menus will also be available.
For more details
on Allegria Hotel & Spa, call toll-free 1-888-ON-BEACH (662-3224) or visit
About Allegria Hotel & Spa
Located less than 30 miles
from Manhattan, Allegria Hotel & Spa is a beachfront luxury hotel scheduled
to open in May 2009. Accommodations will include 112 guestrooms and 31 luxurious
suites, a roof-top infinity-edge pool and spa by Joseph Christopher, inventive
American cuisine by Todd Jacobs and state-of-the-art meeting space. Also a short
drive from New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, the hotel will be ideal for
mid-week business/corporate retreats, close-to-home family vacations, weekend
luxury escapes and destination weddings. Allegria Hotel & Spa is LEED certified
and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The property is managed by Access
Hotels & Resorts. For more information please visit www.AllegriaHotel.com,